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March 9-17, 2019
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Celebrate the centenary of Leonard Bernstein with this new production of his funny, philosophical, quick paced take on Voltaire’s biting satire on the tragedy of human nature.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

March 15-17, 2019
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60th Anniversary Tour! Founded in 1958, this “Cultural Ambassador to the World” returns to the Detroit Opera House with their signature repertoire known for its inspiration and empowerment, including audience favorite Revelations.

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Hansel & Gretel

April 6 - 14, 2019
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MOT Premiere! The classic Brothers Grimm fairytale like you’ve never seen it before with award-winning puppetry by Basil Twist!

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The Grapes of Wrath

May 11 - 19, 2019
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This heart-wrenching opera, based on the classic novel by John Steinbeck, tells the story of the Joad family on their quest for survival during the 1930s Dust Bowl.

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Reviews: Alessandra Ferri

Sue – Livonia: “The live music is such a treat. We are so fortunate to have such great talent in our city.”

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Profiles from the Pit: Sally Heffelfinger Pituch – Oboist, English Horn

Meet Michigan Opera Theatre oboist and English horn player Sally Heffelfinger Pituch.

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Inside Candide: Voltaire’s Attack on Optimism

Beneath the shiny surface of Candide is a satire that challenges the concept of optimism and tests the limits of “looking on the bright side.”

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MOT awarded $4 Million for Education, Outreach, Facility

Michigan Opera Theatre Announces $4 Million Grant.

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